Major scrubland fire extinguished in Slamannan

Firefighters have extinguished what it is described as a "major scrubland and forestry fire" in Slamannan.

The outbreak was reported at about 12:15 on Saturday. A total of 40 firefighters tackled the blaze.

The fire was close to Shielknowes Farm on the A803, south-west of Falkirk in central Scotland.

A senior fire officer said conditions for firefighters were "extremely arduous". The fire was extinguished by about 21:00.

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